TRUMPF Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG

Trumpf offers video solutions in HD quality

Razor-sharp images of a surgical intervention – together with convenient and secure data transmission tailored to specific needs. All this is made possible by innovative video solutions such as TruVidia HD, made by TRUMPF. This is the world’s first camera designed for integration into surgical lights and offering high-definition (HD) image quality. It can be used for an interdisciplinary exchange of information via digital networks with colleagues all around the world. It is just as good for transmitting locally, to medical students, for instance, via rugged and inexpensive coaxial cable in superb HD quality. The medical technology specialist meets every need with a unique range of capabilities for transmission “live from the OR”. TRUMPF is presenting capabilities for broadcasting HD image data via WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) for the first time at MEDICA.

Do colleagues or students need to follow an operation live in the same building – but cannot be present in the OR? The new TRUMPF WLAN transmission concept makes this possible without any need for cables. The image data from the TruVidia HD camera are forwarded directly to the WLAN and can be received anywhere within range by means of a suitable display device – without sacrificing high-definition reproduction. TruVidia HD is available ready for integration into iLED and TruLight surgical lights or for mounting on a separate arm. Neither infrastructure nor cable is needed – and the images and video still arrive without interference. Thanks to this lean solution, viewers can follow an operation and exchange opinions and ideas quite flexibly, without any additional technical effort or expense.
If the user wants to transmit image data uncompressed in full HD quality (1080p), TRUMPF offers the appropriate solution based on 3G-SDI technology. Rugged coaxial cable enables reliable and inexpensive data transmission to remote points at superb image quality. In this way a razor-sharp image can be transmitted in real time at 1080 lines of resolution (1080p), with progressive image scanning and at two million pixels – entirely without compression. The previous DVI (Digital Visual Interface) standard for full HD (1080p), allowed transmission over long distances only via delicate fiber optics cable. And that is difficult to install. 3G-SDI technology has overcome these problems.

Within the OR itself it is now possible to transmit the image data entirely without cable. Opting for wireless HD transmission technology lets hospitals benefit from maximum freedom in planning networked ORs. Cameras and monitors can be positioned flexibly, without any installation effort at all, and relocated whenever needed.

Using one of TRUMPF’s transmission solutions lets you get a second opinion from a colleague in another hospital or even in another country without any problems at all. That's because the TruVidia HD surgical light camera lets you forward live transmissions to digital networks in full HD quality. Associates at other hospitals or universities, even overseas, receive the OR pictures via video data stream, either over the local area network (LAN) or around the world via the Internet. They can then respond in real time, enabling a joint diagnosis with the operating surgeon.